February 7, 2023

Town Planning for Melaka is History

Melaka Town Plan was been available since the Portuguese. Then it was continued by Dutch and the British. Many of the landscape from that era can still be recognized until now. For example, when we read the Dutch era Melaka town plan, we can Imagine where are the Street like Jonker and Banda Hilir. Despite of the rapid urban and commercial development, Melaka town area have largely retain urban style of old shophouses,religious and administrative buildings. We can see the authenticity by the original street patterns in the old Town map and present…

Melaka Portuguese Town Map…

Another details of Fortaleza de Malacca..

Map of Melaka in Dutch period…

Early 20th Century British Melaka town map.

Current Melaka on Google Map – Heritage Area…

Between all the Melaka Map since 17th Century to present, can you see the authenticity of the street pattern?


Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO.

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One thought on “Town Planning for Melaka is History

  1. hi Asmaliana…
    thanks for posting this. I am really interested to have the clear version of those old maps. It is for my study purposes. Any idea where I can get those? Please advise.Thx.

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